Advanced Placement Music 4227 is based on Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum and approved under the local course.
Applied Music 2206 and 3206 offer students the opportunity to develop musical skills, understandings, and competencies as instrumentalists and/or vocalists through individual and small group experiences. Applied Music may be offered as separate classes in the following applied areas: Voice, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Strings, Winds (Brass/Woodwinds), Percussion. Students will develop musicianship, literacy skills, and musical and theoretical understandings through the performing medium of their choice. This comprehensive approach will allow students to integrate the practical, theoretical, and conceptual aspects of music. Students experience music through three areas: Generic performing skills related to all applied areas- phrasing, articulation, intonation, tone quality, expressive devices, interpretation, style; Specific performing skills unique to the individual?s applied areas; Theoretical concepts – elements of music (rhythm/metre, melody, harmony, form), musical literacy, and appropriate symbols and terms.
Ensemble Performance 1105, 2205 and 3205 provide the opportunity for students to perform in a group context (i.e., choir, band, or orchestra). These are not auditioned ensembles. These courses are divided into three levels in which musical concepts are revisited as technical skills are refined. Students enrolled in the three levels will meet together at the same time. The three levels are progressive for the individual student through the introduction of anew and varied repertoire each year. Students will learn about music by making music.